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Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu

Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
+1 808-469-6050
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Don't book with anyone else

We booked Donna based on recommendations on TripAdvisor & we were so glad she was our guide. We... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brisbane, Australia
Off the beaten path private tour

If you enjoy out of the way little-seen attractions, Donna is the tour guide for you. We visited... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lynn S
Cary, North Carolina
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With a private tour of Oahu you won't waste a moment. Your private tour guide will customize the day based on your interests: scenic lookouts, North Shore, hiking, history, beaches, local foods and more. You decide how much time we spend at sights along the way. We pick you up at your hotel or cruise ship in Honolulu in a clean, air conditioned minivan stocked with bottled water, tropical juices and snacks. Let us create a memorable experience you'll talk about long after you get home from Hawaii. Avoid the big bus!
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Kailua, Oahu, HI 96734
+1 808-469-6050
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked Donna based on recommendations on TripAdvisor & we were so glad she was our guide. We were staying in Kailua and did a full day trip around the north of the island. We started our day at a coffee shop and discussed our...More

Thank SarElise
Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Glad you enjoyed your day and happy to be a part of it. It's not every tour I come home with two new pair of shoes! I hope to see you both on your next Hawaiian holiday. Aloha, Donna

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy out of the way little-seen attractions, Donna is the tour guide for you. We visited the spectacular graffiti murals in Honolulu, walked on a lovely, long sand beach, cracked open macadamia nuts, toured through a variety of neighborhoods, drank a great fresh...More

Thank Lynn S
Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Now that you mention it, we crammed quite a bit of food into those 6 hours, didn't we?! I'm glad you enjoyed your last day in Hawaii. Hope to see your family back here again.

Reviewed 24 May 2017

I encountered Donna at Leonard's Bakery in Honolulu. My daughter took a fall exiting our rental car and Debbie jumped in to help with a first aid kit she carries in her tour vehicle. We were not a client but if she is as considerate...More

Thank HappyElbow
Donna A, Owner at Donna's Detours - Tours of Oahu, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the recognition, though helping a little girl in distress is standard operating procedure, I should hope! My only regret is your family's leaving Leonard's without a box of malasadas. With any luck you went back another day.

Reviewed 19 April 2017

We only had a few hours between our arrival to Honolulu and our departure for our cruise. Donna picked us up at the airport with all of our luggage, gave us some delicious snacks and wisked us all away. There were 8 of us on...More

Thank hrmdds
Reviewed 27 March 2017

Well-organised, comfortable and Donna's intelligent and helpful comments were brilliant. From turtles basking in the sun to Hawaii cream pies----and a photo op with 2 Hawaii cops! All good fun!

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

I did 2 tours with Donna while on Oahu - North Shore and Shangri la and both were well organised and informative. While both tours could easily be done on ones own if you have a car, the North Shore tour, in particular, was made...More

Thank KateNeuss
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Donna was a very knowledgeable and gracious host for my wife and I. She took us to Pearl Harbor where she had already secured the hard to get tickets for the Arizona. The van was clean and comfortable. I highly recommend her services.

Thank Dougocam
Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I had a great day exploring Pearl Harbor and the East side of Oahu with Donna. She personalized our experience and brought the right combination of facts and stories to make our tour a fun and memorable experience.

Thank PhilMcD87
Reviewed 27 October 2016

I recently undertook a private tour with Donna. I enjoyed the day, and there were little things that I saw/did that I would not have gotten on an everyday tour. Donna took me to the popular Leonard's bakery for a donut (these are very yummy)...More

Thank bilby2009
Reviewed 11 September 2016

Donna arrived at the cruise ship pier in her wonderfully comfortable and perfectly maintained vehicle, and instantly made us feel like her friends. She was happy to help us see the sights on our list, and then took us to the places that she thought...More

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Hi Donna..My husband and I will be traveling with 2 two dear friends of ours (Don and Judie) and will be cruising with the Princess Cruise Line, which will be docked in Honolulu from 7:00 AM until 11:00 PM on Tuesday October 31. After reading your marvelous reviews we are definitely considering taking a private tour with you. We are certainly interested in visiting Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial, but don't won't to fill up our whole day (maybe 3-4 hours at most) as we would also like to a short city tour with maybe a few stops along the way...like the famous Leonard's Bakery or Ted's pie shop. Also...I love taking pictures, so one or two stops for that would also be great. (maybe Pali Lookout)?? A short stop at the shrimp truck also sounds great. We were thinking a 6 hour tour would be about right??? We also are thinking we might like to take in an early afternoon/evening Lulu with the dancers... at Paradise Cove. (Maybe earlier enough to see the sunset?? It's seems to have the best reviews??? Of course the show and lulu would need to be planned early enough for us to get back to the cruise terminal at least by 9:30, so we wouldn't have to worry about missing the 11:00 PM departure. Could you possibly be able to plan this so that we could do both the tour...dropping us for 2-3 hours somewhere for time on our own and then return to pick us up and deliver us to the lulu and back to the cruise ship. We are in our 70's and are on a budget so are wondering if this is something we can afford...versus taking the standard 'herded like cattle' tours which the cruise ships provide. After doing my research...private tours seem the way to go and most of them get much better reviews. We are already booked with Ken and MaryLou in Hilo which will be our first stop, the day before and are excited about that. Actually,..You were recommended by one of Ken and MaryLou's past tourist who were so pleased with you. I might add that it is because of my close friend Judie that this trip came together.! We've all been friends for over 33 years and after adding Hawaii to her list... she will have completed all of the states in the US. I will be gone most of the day tomorrow, so you have a chance to respond, it will be late tomorrow or Tuesday, before I can get back with you. Donna... I am looking forward to hearing back from you...You sound like a great person for us to spend our time with. Thank You and many SMILES to you!!
7 August 2017|
Response from Donna A | Property representative |
Aloha Carol, Thanks for contacting me about a tour of Oahu. I'd be happy to take you on a city tour, including Pali Lookout, pick up a malasada at Leonard's bakery, visit Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial and top if... More